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Spllit – Spllit Sides [Amite River Water Vinyl] – New LP
Spllit – Spllit Sides [Amite River Water Vinyl] – New LP
Feel It Records

Spllit – Spllit Sides [Amite River Water Vinyl] – New LP

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A lovable mix of synth punk and jagged kitchen pop from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a bottle of pop jabbing at your face, some bb gun shots at your feet, some slow like a swim, others rapid firing, "out-of-tune squier guitar, terrible lefty short bass, p-bass knockoff, KORG MS-20, egg shaker, rhythmtech studio shaker, glass and metal objects, drums, marimba..." maybe a bit too many sounds to call minimalism but likely at least partially inspired by minimalist bedroom synth pop, hints of some of those loveable vanity press living room records from the 20th century, as well as sounds that surfaced from the underground in the late 1970s, the more minimal and odd pop side of ZE Records, UK new wave, NYC no wave, and Ohio underground. -- winch




Somewhere out there, a new sound known as Next Level Music exists.
The hot and humid Amite River basin of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the unlikely, albeit natural inflection point for such a sound - created by a duo with a driving penchant for originality, known as SPLLIT. The story of Spllit begins with a fun challenge of sorts: to write and record split sides of an album in under a day's time. Enter Urq and Marance, and their arsenal of odd-shaped guitars, synthesizers, glass and metal percussive gadgets, marimbas, and so-on.
"Spllit Sides" slowly rises from a cacophony of tape splicing into clear and concrete Next Level Music. Like an acid tableaux vivant ~ a swirling sonic whirlwind of loose and odd time signatures come into play along with the occasional pop sensibility. Originality remains key in Spllit's formula, but let's establish some sonic kinship - maybe a Devolved, Deep South version of The Flying Lizards. Or a deep fried Eno sitting in with The Magic Band. This Heat from a place that's actually hot and has quietly housed eccentrics like The Zoomers for decades.
Freaky shit from a fun(ky) new cloud. Spllit's first album features seven brand new cuts and a fresh coat of ether applied to their previous "Spllit Together" cassette, with a vibrant mastering job courtesy of Caufield Schnug (Sweeping Promises).

Spllit Sides comes packaged in a 20pt. reverse board sleeve with full color insert and download code.
 

credits

releases July 30, 2021

Spllit > Urq + Marance

Side A - "Darlene"
Tracks 1-7 recorded December 2020 - February 2021 in Presidio, TX and Baton Rouge, LA.

Side B - "Spllit Together"
Tracks 8-16 recorded May 2019 - December 2019 in Baton Rouge, LA.

Recorded and mixed by Spllit

Mastered by Caufield Schnug

Instruments:
regular guitar
out-of-tune squier guitar
terrible lefty short bass
decent p-bass knockoff
KORG MS-20 (AMZING)
egg shaker
rhythmtech studio shaker
various glass and metal objects
a set of drums
MIDI marimba
voice

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